James, Jason – and Jack’s Birthday

One of the more interesting movies I saw over the last year was the secret agent spoof  Kingsman: The Secret Service.

A favorite part of the movie is where Eggsy (a new recruit) meets with the head of the Kingsman agency and brings along his new dog:

[Eggsy enters the study room with JB to meet with Arthur]

Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin: Merlin said you wanted to see me, sir?

Arthur: Sit down.

[Eggsy sits down while Arthur looks at JB]

Arthur: Pretty dog. What’s his name?

Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin: JB.

Arthur: As in James Bond?

Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin: No.

Arthur: Jason Bourne?

Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin: No. Jack Bauer.

Arthur: Oh.

It had never occurred to me that James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer had the same initials. How did I miss that?!? Was it intentional on the part of the creators of Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer to come up with names that started with JB after James Bond??

A big fan of action/adventure heroes, both fiction and non-fiction, I realized that today, the 18th of February is Jack Bauer’s 50th birthday! He is of course the hero of the TV series ‘24.’

I found Kingsman: the Secret Service’s violence a little ‘over the top’ for my taste – Jack Bauer and 24 the same. Still, I have an affection for the heroics of Harry and Eggsy in Kingsman, as I do for Jack Bauer.

So, for reaching the milestone of 50 years, Congratulations Jack!

Happy Birthday!



About VocareMentor

Walk with the wise and become wise - Prov. 13:20 A lot of my blog comes out of the way I grew up. My parents divorced when I was 6 years old and I didn’t see much of my father. I had no understanding of how the lack of his presence in my life affected every choice I made as I grew up. Much of my adult life has been attempting to sort things out and catch up. Thus, what you’ll find on my blog are musings, thoughts, wisdom and ideas from history and pop culture. Themes: mentors, father/son, male/female, self-discovery, courage, stepping up, friendship and more.
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3 Responses to James, Jason – and Jack’s Birthday

  1. JB. Very interesting curiosity that.

  2. Prior-01 says:

    Thanks for the JB connection and also my hubs is a big 24 fan (he just talked about a place he was watching season 5) as he was killing Time one day. Sadly I missed the hype – but did watch a few shows late kne season.
    But love my Jason Bourne!
    And happy bday to jack Bauer (kiefer) and thx for the movie tip!!!!

  3. Lignum Draco says:

    Interesting observation about JB.

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